COVID-19 Media Coverage

Latino USA: Your COVID-19 vaccine questions, answered

April 16, 2021

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of UT Health San Antonio’s Institute for Health Promotion Research and Salud America!, speaks on a Latino USA podcast about overcoming vaccine hesitancy and taking the important step to be vaccinated. Her remarks begin at the 12:45 mark. Another Q&A segment starts at the 17:30 mark. Shortly afterward, Dr. Ramirez mentions […]


The Center Square: More than 140 fully vaccinated people in Houston have tested positive for COVID-19, following trend of ‘breakthrough cases’ nationwide

April 16, 2021

Dr. Jan Patterson, Infectious Diseases, is quoted in this article explaining that it could take anywhere between 10 to 12 days for individuals to develop immunity after getting both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read the story.


Yahoo! Finance: ‘The abundance of caution is good,’ it gives clinicians time to figure out if the complications are due to the vaccine: Doctor

April 16, 2021

Dr. Owais Durrani, Emergency Medicine resident, speaks to Yahoo! Finance about the upsides of Americans being overly cautious of the COVID-19 vaccine as it gives clinicians time to figure out if the complications are due to the vaccine. He said the pause may even result in people having more confidence in the post-vaccine surveillance. Read […]


Gizmodo: The challenges of unravelling long COVID

April 14, 2021

Dr. Rachel Pearson, Pediatrics, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, is quoted in this feature on the challenges of unravelling long COVID. She believes that, in scientific inquiry, there’s much less harm to casting a broad net of inquiry in order to see what we find in the arena of long-haul COVID. Read the story.


KSAT 12 Q&A: April 12, Dr. Ruth Berggren, UT Health San Antonio infectious disease specialist

April 14, 2021

In this KSAT 12 Q&A, Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, spoke from a senior center where vaccinations were being administered in order to answer viewers’ latest questions regarding how the vaccine is holding up to the variants. Watch the Q&A. 


KSAT 12: Thousands of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses on hold at local medical facilities

April 14, 2021

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, said that, in a few rare cases, where people had an allergy to mRNA vaccines, side effects of clots and bleeding are appearing indicating a possibility of an antibody being produced that’s binding to platelets and causing platelets to clump and be cleared. She recommends that those who have concerns […]